Thursday, March 01, 2012

And we have lift-off

Today is the official launch date for Tumblin' Dice.

So far, my friends have said good things about the book and the review in Quill and Quire (Canada's Magazine of Book News and Reviews) was starred and said that each of the, "...colourful characters takes huge chances, frequently hoping for an equally huge payoff. The only one not taking a chance on Tumblin' Dice is the reader," which is very nice of them.

The publisher, ECW has put the first chapter online here.

The books is available in hardcover and e-book in all the usual places. In fact, the US distributor, IPG, have had 5000 of their books pulled from Kindle sales in the US but for some reason my books were not among them.

If you by the book or take it out of the library or borrow it from a friend or find it on the floor of a bus I hope you like it.



Anonymous said...

I do believe a hearty Mazel Tov is hereby called for!

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Congrats John. The 1st chapter was terrific!

Peter Rozovsky said...

I second the mazel tov. May you make so much money on this immensely enjoyable book that you never have to even consider robbing casinos to make a living.
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Richard L. Pangburn said...

I bought it on the say-so of Peter Rozovsky. Forty pages into it, the plot and tight writing has me hooked, though I haven't yet warmed to any of the characters.

The humor is a plus. The talk of musical groups and Nugent's guitar strap.

They say you listen to Rush. Right now I'm hoping they only meant the band.

I'll get back to it tonight.

seana graham said...

I bought it, but I'm one book behind. Best of luck with this!

John McFetridge said...

Thanks everybody.

Well, Richard, all I can say is there are plenty of characters (some would say too many ;), maybe one will warm up.

Sean, I like this idea of putting the first chapter online.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I miss you on DO SOME DAMAGE. Where do I go to talk politics or hear about John Sayles. I was in Ann Arbor today-now a city of used bookstores and I saw books by John McFetridge several times.

John McFetridge said...

Yes, Patti, I miss being at DoSomeDamage, too.

Thanks for letting me know about the used books, nice to see the books available.

Dave Kealey said...

just finished the book and thought it was great! Like the references to current day events as well as the characters-certainly warmed up to a couple of them.
once again well done.

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